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Lewis Gun at the Range

Lewis Gun at the Range

The Belgian Rattlesnake A .303 Lewis Gun at the Range Hi, I’m Ian, thanks for tuning in to another episode of ForgottenWeapons.com. We have today all the pieces of a Lewis light machine gun. These were really one of the first successful commonly used air-cooled light machine guns. This particular one was built in 1914. The gun was designed by…

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H&K “Gun Jesus” Poster

H&K “Gun Jesus” Poster

All right So as a whole bunch of you guys have clearly already seen yesterday H&K came out on their social media their array of social media channels with what I have to admit is an extremely cool memed out image of Gun Jesus of me with an HK416 in one hand and a copy of my book in the…

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1885 Dimancea: A Revolver With Sprockets

1885 Dimancea: A Revolver With Sprockets

Hi guys, thanks for tuning in to another video on ForgottenWeapons.com. I’m Ian McCollum, and I am here today at Galerie de Mars in Paris, France, taking a look at this Gatling Dimancea revolver, a really quite unusual, very strange, and very difficult to disassemble, which we’ll get to in just a moment, revolver. Now this was designed by a…

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Boys Anti-Tank Rifle: Mk I and Mk I* Improvements

Boys Anti-Tank Rifle: Mk I and Mk I* Improvements

Hi guys, thanks for tuning in to another video on ForgottenWeapons.com. I’m Ian McCollum, and I’m here today at the Morphy Auction House hiding behind a couple of the anti-tank rifles that they’re going to be selling in their upcoming April of 2019 firearms auction. We’ve taken a look at the Boys anti-tank rifle before, but I thought this would…

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MAS 49: A Universal Service Rifle

MAS 49: A Universal Service Rifle

Hi guys! Thanks for tuning in to another video on ForgottenWeapons.com. I’m Ian McCollum. And today we’re going to continue our look at, French semi-automatic infantry rifles with the MAS 49. Now yesterday we took a look at the MAS 44. And if you haven’t seen that video. It’s probably not a bad idea to go back and watch it…

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Confederate Whitworth Sniper: Hexagonal Bullets in 1860

Confederate Whitworth Sniper: Hexagonal Bullets in 1860

Hi guys, thanks for tuning in to another video on ForgottenWeapons.com. I’m Ian McCollum, and I’m here today at the James Julia Auction House taking a look at some of the guns they’re going to be selling their upcoming fall of 2017 firearms auction. And today we have a really pretty extraordinary gun to take a look at. This may…

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An American .30-06 MG-42, and GPMGs after WWII

An American .30-06 MG-42, and GPMGs after WWII

Hi guys, thanks for tuning in to another video on ForgottenWeapons.com. I’m Ian McCollum, and today we are going to talk briefly about the United States attempt to convert the MG 42 into .30-06 calibre, as well as kind of what happened to the MG 42 after World War Two. Why wasn’t it more widely used by the Allies? When…

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Ribeyrolles 1918 – France’s First Assault Rifle or a Failed Prototype?

Ribeyrolles 1918 – France’s First Assault Rifle or a Failed Prototype?

Hi guys, thanks for tuning in to another video on ForgottenWeapons.com. I’m Ian McCollum, and today we’re talking about a prototype French assault rifle / submachine gun, the Fusil Automatique 1918, the automatic rifle model of 1918. This was designed by a guy named Paul Ribeyrolles, or as it would be spelled in English Ribeyrolles. He was actually the manager…

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Ross MkII: Sorry, We’ll Get it Right This Time

Ross MkII: Sorry, We’ll Get it Right This Time

Hi guys, thanks for tuning in to another video on ForgottenWeapons.com. I’m Ian McCollum, and today we’re gonna tackle a really pretty thorny labyrinth of a question. That question being the Ross Mark II, or Model 1905 rifle. Now this is complicated for a couple of reasons. The first of which is that there are no fewer than six separate…

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